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Dragons' Domain has announced three new releases -- a two-disc set of Morton Stevens' score for the 1981 miniseries THE MANIONS OF AMERICA, starring Pierce Brosnan (his introduction to American audiences) and Kate Mulgrew; a disc pairing two early scores by Gerald Fried, DINO and I, MOBSTER; and the fourth volume of THE PETER BERNSTEIN COLLECTION, featuring the composer's music for the TV miniseries The Alamo: 17 Days to Glory and the 1999 TV movie thriller Happy Face Murders, an offbeat collaboration between the author of Agnes of God and the director of The Man from Hong Kong.


 - George Fenton - Quartet
 - Gabriel Yared - Quartet 
L'homme aux yeux d'argent  et al
 - Philippe Sarde - Music Box 


Air - tracked-in score, plus some original Paul Haslinger cues
How to Blow Up a Pipeline - Gavin Brivik
Joyland - Abdullah Siddiqui 
One True Loves - Nathan Wang
Paint - Lyle Workman
Showing Up - Ethan Rose
The Super Mario Bros. Movie - Brian Tyler 


April 14
- Justin Hurwitz - Interscope
April 21
Dino/I, Mobster
- Gerald Fried - Dragon's Domain 
The Manions of America - Morton Stevens - Dragon's Domain 
The Peter Bernstein Collection Vol. 4
- Peter Bernstein - Dragon's Domain
May 5 
God of War: Ragnarok - Bear McCreary - Sony
May 19
The Last Kingdom: Destiny Is All - John Lunn, Eivor, Danny Saul - Absolute Label Services 
A Man Called Otto - Thomas Newman - Mercury  
Date Unknown
The Big Caper
 - Albert Glasser - Kronos
 - Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter - Kronos
...Dopo di che, uccide il maschio e lo divora
 - Piero Piccioni - CSC 
The Hummie Mann Collection, Vol. 2
 - Hummie Mann - Dragon's Domain
Le ultime ore di una vergine
 - Daniele Patucchi - CSC 
The Music of Gunther Kauer
 - Gunther Kauer, Douglas M. Lackey - Kronos
Piedone a Hong Kong
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - CSC 
Steiner: Das eiserne kruez 2 (Cross of Iron II)
 - Peter Thomas - CSC 
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story
 - Ernest Gold - Dragon's Domain     


April 7 - Herbert Spencer born (1905)
April 7 - Percy Faith born (1908)
April 7 - Ravi Shankar born (1920)
April 7 - Gino Marinuzzi Jr. born (1920)
April 7 - Ikuma Dan born (1924)
April 7 - Roger Webb born (1934)
April 7 - James Di Pasquale born (1941)
April 7 - Charles Strouse begins recording his unused score for The Molly Maguires (1969)
April 7 - Burt Bacharach wins song and score Oscars for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1970)
April 7 - Ned Rorem records his unused score for The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
April 7 - Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for the Logan's Run pilot (1977)
April 7 - Ilan Eshkeri born (1977)
April 7 - Nathan Lanier born (1978)
April 7 - Kenyon Hopkins died (1983)
April 7 - Bill Conti begins recording his score for The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
April 7 - Fred Steiner records his score for the Twilight Zone episode “A Day in Beaumont” (1986)
April 7 - Elliot Kaplan records his score for the Twilight Zone episode “The Last Defender of Camelot” (1986)
April 7 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Maquis, Part 1” (1994)
April 7 - Michael Kamen begins recording his score for Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
April 8 - Victor Schertzinger born (1888)
April 8 - Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for The Cosmic Man (1958)
April 8 - Julian Lennon born (1963)
April 8 - Maurice Jarre wins his first Oscar, for his Lawrence of Arabia score (1963)
April 8 - From Russia With Love opens in New York (1964)
April 8 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
April 8 - Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola win their only Oscars, for The Godfather Part II score. (1975)
April 8 - Eric Rogers died (1981)
April 8 - Keegan DeWitt born (1982)
April 8 - James Horner begins recording his score for Legends of the Fall (1994)
April 9 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Diane (1955)
April 9 - Toshiyuki Honda born (1957)
April 9 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to The Seventh Sin (1957)
April 9 - Arthur Benjamin died (1960)
April 9 - Henry Mancini wins song and score Oscars for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1962)
April 9 - Nathan Van Cleave begins recording his score for Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
April 9 - Recording sessions begin for Krzystof Komeda’s score for Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
April 9 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to The Gypsy Moths (1969)
April 9 - Alois Melichar died (1976)
April 9 - Giorgio Moroder wins his first Oscar, for his Midnight Express score (1979)
April 9 - Herbert Don Woods records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “The Dorian Secret” (1981)
April 9 - Bill Conti wins his first Oscar, for The Right Stuff score; Michel Legrand wins his third and final Oscar, for Yentl's song score (1984)
April 9 - Bruce Broughton records his score for Rollercoaster Rabbit (1990)
April 9 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Perfect Mate” (1992)
April 10 - Dusan Radic born (1929)
April 10 - Claude Bolling born (1930)
April 10 - Denny Zeitlin born (1938)
April 10 - Shirley Walker born (1945)
April 10 - Peter Bernstein born (1951)
April 10 - Mark Oliver Everett born (1965)
April 10 - John Barry wins his first two Oscars, for the score and song Born Free (1967)
April 10 - Elmer Bernstein wins his only Oscar for, of all things, Thoroughly Modern Millie's score; Alfred Newman wins his final Oscar for Camelot's music adaptation (1968)
April 10 - Michel Legrand wins his second Oscar, for the Summer of '42 score; John Williams wins his first Oscar, for Fiddler on the Roof's music adaptation; Isaac Hayes wins his only Oscar, for the song "Theme From 'Shaft'" (1972)
April 10 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Don Is Dead (1973)
April 10 - Nino Rota died (1979)
April 10 - John Morris begins recording his score for The In-Laws (1979)
April 10 - Toshiro Mayuzumi died (1997)
April 10 - Recording sessions begin for John Ottman’s score to Superman Returns (2006)
April 10 - Gianni Marchetti died (2012)
April 11 - Norman McLaren born (1914)
April 11 - Koichi Sugiyama born (1931)
April 11 - Herbert Stothart begins recording his score to Dragon Seed (1944)
April 11 - Caleb Sampson born (1953)
April 11 - Edwin Wendler born (1975)
April 11 - John Williams wins his fourth Oscar, for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial's score; Jack Nitzsche wins his only Oscar, for An Officer and a Gentleman's song "Up Where We Belong"; Henry Mancini wins his fourth and final Oscar, for Victor/Victoria's song score (1983)
April 11 - Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
April 11 - Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su win Oscars for their Last Emperor score (1988)
April 12 - Russell Garcia born (1916)
April 12 - Edwin Astley born (1922)
April 12 - Ronald Stein born (1930)
April 12 - Herbie Hancock born (1940)
April 12 - David Raksin begins recording his score for Right Cross (1950)
April 12 - Hugo Friedhofer begins recording his score to Soldier of Fortune (1955)
April 12 - Herbert Gronemeyer born (1956)
April 12 - Andy Garcia born (1956)
April 12 - Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Lust For Life (1956)
April 12 - Lisa Gerrard born (1961)
April 12 - Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Rampage (1963)
April 12 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for One Little Indian (1973) 
April 12 - Georg Haentzschel died (1992)
April 12 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Shattered Mirror” (1996)
April 12 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Changing Face of Evil” (1999)
April 12 - Richard Shores died (2001)
April 12 - Bruce Broughton begins recording his score to Eloise at the Plaza (2003)
April 13 - Vladimir Cosma born (1940)
April 13 - Bill Conti born (1942)
April 13 - John Addison wins his only Oscar, for Tom Jones's score (1964)
April 13 - Joel J. Richard born (1976)
April 13 - Howard Shore begins recording his score for Sliver (1993)
April 13 - John Williams begins recording his score for Minority Report (2002)
April 13 - Teo Usuelli died (2009)


INSIDE - Frederik Van der Moortel
"That’s a pretty bleak summation to leave an audience with after almost two hours of grueling imprisonment set to a brooding ambient score. But Katsoupis and his screenwriter Ben Hopkins are not interested in rewarding our patience with revelations any more than they are in providing an unambiguous ending. This is a movie that aims to ponder big questions of physical and spiritual survival, of the resilience of the soul, the primacy of energy as it’s steadily drained from the protagonist."
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter 
MR. HARRIGAN'S PHONE - Javier Navarrete
"Hancock’s film may be mild by modern horror standards, but it’s fitting and enveloping. The score by Javier Navarrete ('Antlers') provides subtle but satisfying inflections, guiding us through Craig’s life story when it’s a coming-of-age tale and when it’s a tale of terror, nimbly easing us through each transition between the two. The editing by Robert Frazen ('I’m Thinking of Ending Things') subtly calls attention to minor moments with heavy portent, gliding the story along. 'Mr. Harrigan’s Phone' never feels rushed, never feels long; it’s the third bowl of porridge from start to finish."
William Bibbiani, The Wrap 
"The departed also takes a drubbing: Sutherland, with proper gravity, adds as much nuance as he can to a character that, sadly and necessarily, only appears sporadically through 30 minutes of the movie. But his retired mogul is without detail, without personality. He mirrors the simple, primary colors with which the journeyman Hancock paints his scareless, cheap-looking world. It’s Hancock’s first horror-adjacent movie, and it exposes him as inept in the genre: Harrigan’s manor is caricatured into a style-sapped Hammer set, with leering groundskeepers, a haunting piano score, ominous clock chimes and fearful looks out frosted windows. In turn, Harrigan sits like a plastic Spirit Halloween skeleton -- one whose backstory of financial dominance (he’s a billionaire, after all) is told to us through the kind of bold-text article-scrolling that Google has blighted movies with."
Jacob Oller, Paste Magazine 

"Until this point, there’s really been no otherworldly aspect to the story, a lack Hancock tries to work around by applying some basic, superfluous Gothic atmospherics, as well as ominous notes from Javier Navarrete’s score. Sutherland is directed to play his role somewhat more imperiously than it’s drawn in the book, and a montage of newspaper clippings suggests Mr. H. could be a fierce, even malicious foe when crossed during his career heyday. Nonetheless, he isn’t much as a figure of fear. So it’s not terribly spooky when Craig -- using his late mentor as an imagined voicemail confidant -- gets the occasional cryptic “response” on his own cell."
Dennis Harvey, Variety 

"Frake-Waterfield exhibits minimal skill at framing a unique or unnerving shot, effectively transitioning between scenes, or eliciting jolts through canny cuts or audio cues. He’s not helped by Vince Knight’s muddy, shaky cinematography and Andrew Scott Bell’s comatose score, which loses steam at precisely the moments that it should be punctuating the action."
Nick Schager, The Daily Beast 
"In an era when technology has made even many shoestring features look pretty sharp, this one begs gratitude for its few elements of relative competency. Those include Andrew Scott Bell’s original score, and some of Vince Knight’s widescreen photography. If the sound mix is often poor enough to bury dialogue in music, that may be to the dialogue’s benefit. And if the images are frequently underlit, that presumably obscures gore FX and stunt work unfit for clearer display."
Dennis Harvey, Variety 


Screenings of older films in Los Angeles-area theater.

April 7
ARMY OF DARKNESS (Joseph LoDuca) [Nuart]
CRUISING (Jack Nitzsche) [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (John Williams) [BrainDead Studios]
THE GODFATHER PART II (Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola) [New Beverly]
GRIZZLY (Robert O. Ragland) [Los Feliz 3] 
HIGH AND LOW (Masaru Sato) [Aero]
THE HOME AND THE WORLD (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
KILL BILL: VOL 2 (RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
LUMIERE (Astor Piazzola) [Los Feliz 3]
NAKED LUNCH (Howard Shore) [BrainDead Studios]

April 8
BAY OF ANGELS (Michel Legrand) [Los Feliz 3]
CARLITO'S WAY (Patrick Doyle) [Alamo Drafthouse]
DISTRICT 9 (Clinton Shorter) [BrainDead Studios]
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Miles Davis) [Los Feliz 3]
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Satyajit Ray), DELIVERANCE [Academy Museum]
THE GODFATHER PART II (Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola) [New Beverly]
HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Rob Zombie) [New Beverly]
MICROCOSMOS (Bruno Coulais) [Academy Museum]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart]
THE RUGRATS MOVIE (Mark Mothersbaugh) [New Beverly]
SHREK 2 (Harry Gregson-Williams) [New Beverly]
STARSHIP TROOPERS (Basil Poledouris) [BrainDead Studios]
3 WEEKS IN YEREVAN (Chris Bedian) [Los Feliz 3]
WAR AND PEACE (Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov) [Aero]
WICKED CITY (Osamu Shoji) [BrainDead Studios]

April 9
THE ADOLESCENT (Philippe Sarde) [Los Feliz 3]
BRANCHES OF THE TREE (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
CARLITO'S WAY (Patrick Doyle) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
DONNIE DARKO (Michael Andrews), THE EVIL DEAD (Joseph LoDuca) [Aero]
DRYLONGSO (Curt Harpel, Pat Thomi) [Los Feliz 3]
THE EGG AND I (Frank Skinner) [Los Feliz 3]
THE GODFATHER PART II (Nino Rota, Carmine Coppola) [New Beverly]
INVADERS FROM MARS (Raul Kraushaar) [UCLA/Hammer]
THE IRON GIANT (Michael Kamen) [BrainDead Studios]
THE MALTESE FALCON (Adolph Deutsch) [Academy Museum]
PACIFIC RIM (Ramin Djawadi) [BrainDead Studios]
THE RED SHOES (Brian Easdale)[Fine Arts]
SAVED! (Christophe Beck) [Los Feliz 3]
SEA OF LOVE (Trevor Jones) [Alamo Drafthouse]
SHREK 2 (Harry Gregson-Williams) [New Beverly]
TENET (Ludwig Goransson) [Fine Arts]
THINGS TO COME (Arthur Bliss) [BrainDead Studios] 

April 10
CARLITO'S WAY (Patrick Doyle) [Alamo Drafthouse]  
CRUISING (Jack Nitzsche) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
HORROR OF DRACULA (James Bernard) [Aero] 
OKJA (Jung Jae-il) [Alamo Drafthouse]
PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW (Lalo Schifrin), THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS (William Castleman, William Loose) [New Beverly]
SAVED! (Christophe Beck) [Los Feliz 3]
SEASON OF THE WITCH (Steve Gorn) [Los Feliz 3]

April 11
CRUISING (Jack Nitzsche) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
PORTRAIT OF JASON [Academy Museum]
WHORE (Michael Gibbs) [Los Feliz 3]
YOUNG AHMED [Los Feliz 3]

April 12
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (John Carpenter) [Alamo Drafthouse]
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (Angelo Francesco Lavagnino) [Los Feliz 3]
CRUISING (Jack Nitzsche) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
DARK STAR (John Carpenter) [BrainDead Studios]
HEREDITARY (Colin Stetson), MIDSOMMAR (Bobby Krlic) [Aero]
MISSISSIPPI MASALA (L. Subramanian) [Los Feliz 3]

April 13
DRYLONGSO (Curt Harpel, Pat Thomi) [Los Feliz 3]
MAN ON FIRE (Harry Gregson-Williams) [New Beverly]
TENDER COMRADE (Leigh Harline), SAHARA (Miklos Rozsa) [Academy Museum]

April 14
THE ADOLESCENT (Philippe Sarde) [Los Feliz 3]
CARLITO'S WAY (Patrick Doyle) [New Beverly]
THE DOOM GENERATION (Dan Gatto) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
DRYLONGSO (Curt Harpel, Pat Thomi) [Los Feliz 3] 
KILL BILL: VOL. 2 (RZA, Robert Rodriguez) [New Beverly]
MAN ON FIRE (Harry Gregson-Williams) [New Beverly] 
MANDY (Johann Johannsson) [Alamo Drafthouse]
SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (Edward Shearmur) [BrainDead Studios]
THEY LIVE (John Carpenter, Alan Howarth) [Nuart]
WEATHERING WITH YOU (Radwimps) [Los Feliz 3]

April 15
COMPENSATION (Atiba Y. Jali, Reginald R. Robinson) [UCLA/Hammer]
DAZED AND CONFUSED [Alamo Drafthouse]
THE DOOM GENERATION (Dan Gatto) [Alamo Drafthouse] 
MANDY (Johann Johannsson) [Alamo Drafthouse]
PAPRIKA (Susumu Hirasawa) [New Beverly]
PORCO ROSSO (Joe Hisaishi) [New Beverly]
RED HOLLYWOOD [Academy Museum]
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Richard O'Brien, Richard Hartley) [Nuart]
SALAAM BOMBAY (L. Subramanian) [Los Feliz 3]
SEVEN SAMURAI (Fumio Hayasaka) [Aero]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Nacio Herb Brown, Lennie Hayton), IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD [New Beverly]
THE STRANGER (Satyajit Ray) [Academy Museum]
THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE (Drew Neumann) [Academy Museum]
YOUR NAME (Radwimps) [Los Feliz 3]

April 16
THE DOOM GENERATION (Dan Gatto) [Alamo Drafthouse]
FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN (Elliot Goldenthal) [BrainDead Studios]
5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND (Tenmon) [Los Feliz 3]
THE GODFATHER (Nino Rota) [Fine Arts]
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (Mark Mothersbaugh) [BrainDead Studios]
A PLACE IN THE SUN (Franz Waxman) [Fine Arts]
PORCO ROSSO (Joe Hisashi) [New Beverly]
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Leonard Rosenman) [Academy Museum]
THE SANDLOT (David Newman) [UCLA/Hammer]
SELENA (Dave Grusin) [Alamo Drafthouse]
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Nacio Herb Brown, Lennie Hayton), IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD [New Beverly]
THREE FACES WEST (Victor Young) [Academy Museum]
THE WRONG MAN (Bernard Herrmann) [Los Feliz 3]


 Shifrin Plays Schifrin (Schifrin), Blood and Wine (Lorenc), Pete's Dragon (Kasha/Hirschhorn/Kostal), The Rugrats Movie (Mothersbaugh), Halloween (Carpenter/Carpenter/Davies), Something Wild: Music for Film (Feldman), Before the Revolution (Morricone); Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Sherman/Sherman/Kostal); The Conformist/La petite ville en velours bleu (Delerue); She Said (Britell); The Nightcomers (Fielding); Scenes for Orchestra/Scenario for Orchestra (Kubik); Last Tango in Paris (Barbieri); James and the Giant Peach (Newman); The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Kaplan); Landfall (Anderson); 1900 (Morricone)

Read: Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers, by Mary Rodgers and Jesse Green

Seen: The Chess Players; The Wonderful Country; A Good Person; Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves; The Elephant God; One Thousand and One; The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Watched: Silicon Valley ("The Lady"); The Knick ("Start Calling Me Dad"); 30 Rock ("Mamma Mia"); Masters of Sex ("Giants"); Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ("Kimmy Gives Up!"); Person of Interest ("Witness"); The Venture Bros. ("The Venture Bros & the Curse of the Haunted Problem"); Westworld ("Fidelity"); The 95th Oscars

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I think Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a terribly underrated film. The reconstructed version is wonderful. The songs are great and Angela Lansbury is terrific as usual.

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